All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Identifying Unethical Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Privacy Violations Committed by IS/IT Practitioners: A Comparison to Computing Moral Exemplars, Mark H. Rosenbaum

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Dissertation: Flipping Assessment: Formative Peer Feedback Activities in Second Language English Writing Using Web 2.0 Applications, Paul A.R. Rowan

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Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Habits of Mind Character Education Program, William Royce

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Dissertation: "The Classical School, Deterrence Theory, and Zero Tolerance" An analysis of a mandatory zero tolerance sanctioning policy in relation to The Classical School of Criminology and Deterrence Theory, Adam Saeler

Dissertation: Most effective intervention for reducing posterior shoulder tightness acutely in the post-operative population : a single blinded randomized control trial, Paul A. Salamh

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Thesis: Seasonal Warm-Water Refuge and Sanctuary Usage by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Kings Bay, Citrus County, Florida, Danielle C. Sattelberger

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Thesis: Connectivity of Reef Fishes Between Mangroves and Coral Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Jennifer Savaro

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Dissertation: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: A Pressure Ulcer Prevention Clinical Reasoning Case, Manon Maitland Schladen

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Dissertation: Exploring the item difficulty and other psychometric properties of the core perceptual, verbal, and working memory subtests of the WAIS-IV using item response theory, Sara Ann Schleicher-Dilks

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Thesis: Feeding Ecology of the Invasive Lionfish (Pterois spp.) and Comparison with Two Native Species: Schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792) and Graysby Cephalopholis cruentata (Lacepède, 1802), Jesse J. Secord

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Dissertation: Investigating Roles of Information Security Strategy, Roger V. Seeholzer

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Dissertation: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Accessibility Awareness Among Faculty in Online Learning Environments, Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky

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Dissertation: The Impact of Direct Writing Conventions Instruction on Second Grade Writing Mechanics Mastery, Kristen Sheehan

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Dissertation: The Impact of Direct Writing Conventions Instruction on Second Grade Writing Mechanics Mastery, Kristen I. Sheehan

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Thesis: Hallowed Be Thy Fall, Kristina Smeriglio

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Dissertation: Afghan Muslim Male Interpreters and Translators: An Examination of Their Identity Changes and Lived Experiences During Pre and Post-Immigration to the United States During the Afghanistan War (2003-2012), Michael Tyrone Solomon

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Dissertation: Motivating the Solicited and Unsolicited Sharing of Tacit Knowledge Through the Process of Externalization, Sheila Yvonne Sorensen

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Dissertation: The Impact of Image Synonyms in Graphical-Based Authentication Systems, Jonathan William Sparks

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Marriage and Family Therapy Students Who Study Bowen Family Systems Theory, and Relating Those Experiences to Concepts of Differentiation of Self and Emotional Intelligence: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Tracey-Ann Dushane Spencer

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Dissertation: Demise of an Antebellum College: A History of Illinois State University, Robert Allen Stevens

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Thesis: A Comparative Evaluation of Mitigation Wetlands in Broward County, Florida, Using Chironomid (Ditera) Pupal Exuviae: A Potential Technique for Assessing Mitigation Success, Ryan St. George

Capstone: Shared governance for advanced registered nurse practitioners, Maria Suarez

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Dissertation: A Causal Comparative Study of the Academic Effects of Voluntary Prekindergarten Participation, Jessica Lynn Swere

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Dissertation: A Phylogenetic Revision of Superfamily Himerometroidea (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), Kristian Taylor

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition and Measures of Executive Function Combined Components Model, Isaac Tourgeman

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Dissertation: Technology and Legal Research: What Is Taught and What Is Used in the Practice of Law, Rebecca Sewanee Trammell

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Dissertation: Building Cloud-Based Information Systems Lab Architecture: Deriving Design Principles that Facilitate the Effective Construction and Evaluation of a Cloud-Based Lab Environment, Thomas J. Trevethan

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Thesis: Assessing orthodontic-bracket impacts on lip profile at bonding and debonding stages, Martin Trockel

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Dissertation: Adoption Factors Impacting Human Resource Analytics Among Human Resource Professionals, Roslyn Vargas

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Thesis: Bacterial Community Dynamics In Marine Sponge Cinachyrella kuekenthali Under Irradiance and Antibiotics, Nidhi Vijayan

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Dissertation: Feature Selection and Classification Methods for Decision Making: A Comparative Analysis, Osiris Villacampa

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Thesis: Un-becoming: A Confluence of the Poetic Voice and the Sociological Imagination, Stephanie Walls

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Dissertation: Implicit Measures and Online Risks, Lucinda W. Wang

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Thesis: Assessment of Nursery-Raised Acropora cervicornis Transplants in the Upper Florida Keys, Matthew Ware

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Dissertation: Gathering the Requirements for a Mobile Device Tutorial for Older Adults, Michele A. Washington

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Thesis: Acute and Chronic Effects of Large-Vessel Anchoring on Coral Reef Communities Inside a Designated Commercial Anchorage, Lauren Waters

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation into the Role that Boredom, Relationships, Anxiety, and Gratification (BRAG) Play in a Driver’s Decision to Text, Nathan White

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Thesis: Effect of surface preparation on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to zirconia : an in-vitro study, Nathaniel Wieder

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Dissertation: Developing Student Competencies in Information Literacy Sessions Through Web-Based Instruction for Distance Learners, Paula A. Williams

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Dissertation: Hope-Focused Solutions: A Relational Hope Focus of the Solution-Building Stages in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Jenna A. Wilson

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Thesis: Microtensile bond strength of resin-dentin bonds following application of a chemical collagen cross-linker using different dentin bonding systems, Bassam Naoraldean Zidane

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Investigating the Determinants of Disaster Recovery Technology Investment Choice in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Faranak Afshar

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Thesis: Reproductive parameters of two coastal pelagic fishes off southeast Florida: Blackfin Tuna Thunnus atlanticus and Little Tunny Euthynnus alletteratus, Sonia Ahrabi-Nejad

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Dissertation: Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran: An Examination of Critical Factors Inhibiting their Positive Roles in the Middle East, Ghadah Alghunaim

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Thesis: Diet of the Antillean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in Belize, Central America, Aarin Conrad Allen

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Thesis: Effect of resin cement, aging process and root level on the bond strength of the resin-fiber posts, Khalid Almuhim

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Dissertation: Cheating in Online Classes: A Preliminary Investigation, Mirella G. Baker Bemmel

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Dissertation: Harlemites' Preconceptions of Unmet Human Needs and TheLoss of Harlem Culture: A Quantitative Study of The Causes of Conflict and Gentrification, Arnold John Banks

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Dissertation: Information System Security Commitment: A Study of External Influences on Senior Management, Kevin Andrew Barton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Population Connectivity in the Ocean: A Genetic View of Upper Trophic Level Fishes Displaying Contrasting Life Histories, Andrea M. Bernard

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Thesis: Assessment of Macroinvertebrate Communities and Heavy Metal Contamination Along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Bernhard

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Thesis: Conch Population Demographics and Habitat Association Near Port Everglades Inlet, Florida, Charlotte A. Berry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Constructing a Cyber Preparedness Framework (CPF): The Lockheed Martin Case Study, Dawn Marie Beyer

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Dissertation: Same-Sex Couples' Lived Experiences of the Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) Section Three, Alicia Anne Bosley

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Dissertation: Contextual aspects influencing mothers' placement considerations for their children with autism, Margaret E. Moffett Boyd

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Dissertation: Understanding Usability-related Information Security Failures in a Healthcare Context, Edward D. Boyer

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Thesis: The Detection of Amazonian Manatees (Trichechus inunguis) Using Side-Scan Sonar and the Effect of Oil Activities on Their Habitats in Eastern Ecuador, Caitlin E. Brice

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Dissertation: Alternative Approaches to Correction of Malapropisms in AIML Based Conversational Agents, Walter A. Brock

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Dissertation: Application of Cellular Automata to Detection of Malicious Network Packets, Robert L. Brown

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Dissertation: The Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on Small and Medium Enterprises, Miguel Buleje

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Thesis: Prokaryotic Diversity of the Wastewater Outfalls, Reefs, and Inlets of Broward County, Alexandra Mandina Campbell

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Thesis: A Principal Component Analysis of Vertical Temperature Profiles for Tracking Movements of Swordfish Xiphias gladius, Kathryn G. Carmody

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Identifying E-Commerce Strategy-making Modes in Small Firms, Robert M. Cartelli

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study on Reading Achievement and Teachers' Perceptions of Struggling Readers in a Middle School, Jewel Charles

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Dissertation: Increase of Excavating Sponges on Caribbean Coral Reefs: Reproduction, Dispersal, and Coral Deterioration, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra

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Thesis: Evaluation of the effect of enamel deproteinization on shear bond strength of orthodontic adhesives and resulting white spot lesion formation, Kelly Chioffe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of an Entrepreneurship Program as an Instructional Intervention to Improve Reading Skills of Ninth-Grade Students in an Urban High School, Lorraine Renee Clemons

Capstone: Pilot project designed to improve the medicationreconciliation processes for medical/telemetry nurses at a suburban south Florida hospital, Elizabeth ClemowTilly

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Dissertation: A Causal Model to Predict Organizational Knowledge Sharing via Information and Communication Technologies, Simon Cleveland

Capstone: Pilot study to evaluate an evidence-based pain management protocol for adults with Sickle cell disease, Claude Coombs

Capstone: What are the experiences of nurse practitioners when communicating bad news to cancer patients?, Virginia Corey

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Dissertation: Secure Mobile Deployment of NFL Training Materials, Alexander R. Corris

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Thesis: Effect of CAD/CAM processing on esthetic characteristics of porcelain veneers, Eduardo Cortes-Contreras

Capstone: Perceptions of stress and quality of life of primary caregivers exposed to a Hospital-At-Home program, Pavel Costa-Armas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Career Experiences of Caribbean Women in Leadership, Sharon Alicia Marie Crooks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of Unsupervised Learning Techniques for Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Binh Hy Dang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Time-Series Analysis of a Caring Nursing Student Success and Retention Program, Mattie Jane Davis-Wolfe

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Thesis: Biophysical Interactions in the Straits of Florida: Turbulent Mixing Due to Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Speech Recognition Software to Improve Writing Skills, Felix Diaz

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Dissertation: Living with Uncertainty: The Impact on Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Intimate Partners, Kimberley Dockery

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Thesis: Human gingival mesenchymal stem cells and self-assembling peptide PuraMatrix(TM) scaffold for bone formation, Don Do

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Thesis: Post Disturbance Coral Populations: Patterns in Live Cover and Colony Size Classes from Transect Studies in Two Oceans, Claire A. Dolphin

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Telehealth Champions, Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Living in two worlds : experiences of non-native english speakers in an accelerated second-degree baccalaureate nursing program, Kimberly Dudas

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Dissertation: Illuminating Capacity-Building Strategies for Landscape-Scale Collaborative Forest Management Through Constructivist Grounded Theory, Marcelle Elise DuPraw

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Thesis: Influence of immediate dentin sealing on the bond strength of indirect bonded restorations, Alexander Duque

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Thesis: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchling Disorientation in Broward County, Florida, Allison Durland Donahou

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SERVICE ORIENTATION AND SERVICE CLIMATE IN THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIAN HOTEL INDUSTRIES, Gary A. Dusek

Capstone: Implementation of a cardiovascular health-promotion program in a rural Africa-American community, Cheryl Eastmond

Dissertation: Student and clinical instructor perceptions of credentialed and noncredentialed clinical instructors, Lindsay Elchert

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Dissertation: Attachment Style and Psychological Sense of Community in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Amy Elizabeth Ellis

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Dissertation: Predictors of Post Foster Care Functioning: Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Foster Alumni, Nicole Englebert

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Dissertation: Sex Tourism in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands: An Exploratory Study, Elizabeth Estes

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Dissertation: Measuring the playfulness of children with special needs in occupational therapist led, caregiver-included community playgroups, Sarah Fabrizi

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Dissertation: A Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach for Teaching Abstract and Complex Skills in an Online Learning Environment, Reinaldo Fernandez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Technology on the Study of Talmud, Shmuel Fink

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Thesis: A Mitogenomics View of the Population Structure and Evolutionary History of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximum, Kimberly A. Finnegan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Spoken Language Identification from Processing and Pattern Analysis of Spectrograms, George Harold Ford

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Dissertation: Assistive Technologies used by Students with Asperger’s Syndrome to Improve Performance in the General Education Classroom, Sara (Beth) Cardwell Foreman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Contextual Model for Identity Management (IdM) Interfaces, Nathaniel J. Fuller